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Associate in Science

What is an Associate in Science?

The AS degree provide students with the opportunity to complete the first two years of a baccalaureate degree. Click below for the Associate in Science Program Plan

2020-2021

2019-2020

2018-2019

Focus Areas

BCTC students who pursue the Associate in Science program are permitted to select a Focus Area within a specific field of study. These focus areas permit students to earn the AA degree while concentrating their courses around an academic discipline. Students should discuss potential focus areas with their assigned academic advisor.

Description

Students have two options in earning an AA, AS, or AFA degree. They may decide on a degree in general pre-baccalaureate studies, which allows a wide choice of courses and an opportunity to explore many subject areas, or they may decide on a Focus Area, which allows them to explore one field of study in more depth. A Focus Area is not a major or a minor but is a concentration of related courses. 

The Allied Health focus area exposes students to pre-requisite courses in the health careers and prepares students pursuing a baccalaureate degree in an allied health or health science degree.

Choose at least nine hours from:
ANA 209 Principles of Human Anatomy 3
BIO 137 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4
BIO 139 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 4
BIO 150 Principles of Biology I 3
BIO 151 Principles of Biology Laboratory I 2
BIO 152 Principles of Biology II 3
BIO 153 Principles of Biology Laboratory II 2
BIO 209 Introductory Microbiology Laboratory 2
BIO 225 Medical Microbiology 4
BIO 226 Principles of Microbiology 3
CHE 170 General College Chemistry I 4
CHE 175 General College Chemistry Laboratory I 1
CHE 180 General College Chemistry II 4
CHE 185 General College Chemistry Laboratory II 1
PGY 206 Elementary Physiology 3
PHY 201 College Physics I 4
PHY 202 College Physics I Laboratory 1
PHY 203 College Physics II 4
PHY 204 College Physics II Laboratory 1
Choose twelve (12) hours from the following:
CLA 131 Medical Terminology from Greek and Latin 3
MAT 170 Brief Calculus with Applications 3
MAT 175 Calculus I 5
PSY 223 Developmental Psychology 3
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology 3
STA 200 Statistics: A Force in Human Judgment 3
STA 291 Statistical Methods and Motivations 3

Note: Students may not use both ANA 209/PGY 206 and BIO 137/BIO 139 to complete the Allied Health focus area.

The classes listed in the Chemistry Focus Area are standard pre-major/major requirements for Chemistry at most four-year institutions.

 
CHE 170 General College Chemistry I 4
CHE 175 General College Chemistry Laboratory I 1
CHE 180 General College Chemistry II 4
CHE185 General College Chemistry Laboratory II 1
CHE 270 Organic Chemistry I 3
Choose one from the following:
CHE 275  Organic Chemistry Laboratory I 2
CHE 280 Organic Chemistry II 3
CHE 285 Organic Chemistry Laboratory II 2
MAT 175 Calculus I 5
MAT 185 Calculus II 5

PHY 231

General University Physics I

4

 

AND

 

PHY 241

General University Physics I Laboratory

1

PHY 232 

General University Physics II

4

 

AND

 

PHY 242

General University Physics II Laboratory

1

 

The focus area in Computer Science prepares students for entry-level programming positions as well as transfer to local four-year computer science programs.

 
CHE 170  General University Chemistry I 4
PHY 231 General University Physics I 4
PHY 241 General University Physics I Laboratory 1
MAT 175 Calculus I 5
MAT 185 Calculus II 5
CS115 Introduction to Computer Programming 3
CS 215 Introduction to Program Design, Abstraction, and Problem Solving 4
CS 216 Introduction to Software Engineering 3
CS 275 Discrete Mathematics 4

Informatics is a broad academic field of study in the design, development, storage, retrieval, analysis, and management of information. Its roots lie in computer science and database administration while its applications are multidisciplinary. The focus area will prepare students to transfer to a BS/BA program to continue studies in informatics or one of its specializations.

 
CIT 105  Introduction to Computers  3
CIT 120  Computational Thinking

3

   OR  
CIT 111 Computer Hardware or Software 

4

INF 120 Elementary Programming

3

   OR  

CIT 149

Java I

 

3

INF 282

Introduction to Databases

3

 

 OR  

CIT 170

Database Design Fundamentals

3

INF 260

Object Oriented Programming I

3

   OR  

CIT 249

 

Java II

 

3

 

INF 286

Introduction to Web Development

3

   OR  
CIT 150 Internet Technologies 3
   OR  

CIT 155 

Web Page Development

3

  Elective course 

3

 

The Natural Science focus area exposes students to several topics in the natural sciences and prepares students pursuing a baccalaureate degree.

Choose 21 credit hours from :
BIO 150  Principles of Biology I 3
BIO 151 Principles of Biology Laboratory I 2
BIO 152 Principles of Biology II 3
BIO 153 Principles of Biology Laboratory II 2
CHE 170 General College Chemistry I 4
CHE 175 General College Chemistry Laboratory I 1
CHE 180 General College Chemistry II 4
CHE 185 General College Chemistry Laboratory II 1
CHE 270 Organic Chemistry I 3
CHE 280 Organic Chemistry II 3
MAT 170 Brief Calculus with Applications 3
MAT 175 Calculus I 5
PHY 201 College Physics I 4
PHY 202 College Physics I Laboratory 1
PHY 203 College Physics II 4
PHY 204 College Physics II Laboratory  1
PHY 231 General University Physics  4
PHY 241 General University Physics I Laboratory  1
PHY 232 General University Physics II  4
PHY 242 General University Physics II Laboratory 1

The Pre-Engineering focus area prepares students for transfer into engineering programs at most four-year institutions.

 
MAT 175  Calculus I  5
MAT 185 Calculus II 5
MAT 275 Calculus III 4
PHY 231 General University Physics I 4
PHY 241 General University Physics I Laboratory 1
CHE 170 General University Chemistry I 4
  OR  
PHY 232 General University Physics II 4

The proposed focus area will prepare students for an entry-level position in the local video game design industry, and will also allow students to earn an AA/AS for transfer to a four-year college offering a Bachelor’s degree in video game design.

 
IMD 124 Intro to Game Development 3
IMD 221 Computer Graphics 3
IMD 222 3D Modeling 3
IMD 223 3D Animation 3
IMD 273 Game Production 3

 

 

Academic Pathways

AS students who plan to transfer to a four-year university may select an Academic Pathway to identify the program or field that the student wishes to pursue upon transfer. Selecting an Academic Pathway enables students to be assigned an academic advisor with expertise in the student's transfer area. To update an Academic pathway, students may submit a Program Change Form to the Records Office.

Subject Student group Student group description
Art/Art History/Fine Art PART Art/Art History/Fine Art
Communications PCOM Communications
Criminal Justice PCRJ Criminal Justice
English PENG English
History PHIS History
Journalism PJOU Journalism
Languages PLAN Languages
Music PMUS Music
Philosophy PPHI Philosophy
Political Science PPOL Political Science
Psychology PPSY Psychology
Religion PREL Religion
Sociology PSOC Sociology
Social Work PSWK Social Work
Theater PTHE Theater
Art Education PAED Art Education
Pre-school Education PPED Preschool Education
Elementary Education PEED Elementary Education
High School Education PHED High School Education
Music Education PMUE Music Education
Middle School Education PMSE Middle School Education
Physical Education/Coaching PPEC Physical Education/Coaching
Special Education PSED Special Education
Education General PGED® Education General
General, SBS PSBS Social Behavior Science
General, HUM PHUM Humanities
Subject Student group Student group description
Agriculture/Horticulture PAGR Agriculture/Horticulture
Animal Science/ Pre-Vet/ Zoology PZOO Animal Science/ Pre-Vet/ Zoology
Architecture PARC Architecture
Biology/Botany PBIO Biology/Botany
Chemistry PCHE Chemistry
Exercise Physiology PEXP Exercise Physiology
Economics PECO Economics
Forestry PFOR Forestry
Geology/Earth Science PGEO Geology/Earth Science
Information Technology/CIS PIT Information Technology/CIS
Mathematics PMAT Mathematics
Nursing PNSG Nursing
Nutrition PNUT Nutrition
Physics/Astronomy PPHY Physics/Astronomy
Pre-Dental PDEN Pre-Dental
Pre-Engineering PETE Pre-Engineering
Pre-Medicine PMED Pre-Medicine
Pre-Pharmacy PPHA Pre-Pharmacy
Pre-Physical Therapy PPTH Pre-Physical Therapy
Radiography PRAD Radiography
Business Administration PBA Business Administration
Management PMGT Management
Accounting PACC Accounting
Office Systems POS Office Systems
General, ALH PALH Allied Health
General, BUS PBUS Business
General ENTC PENT Engineering Technology
General, LNS PLNS Life/Natural Science

Transfer Center

The BCTC Transfer Center provides assistance to students transferring from BCTC to a four-year university.

The Transfer Center maintains information on transfer programs/pathways (suggested BCTC course work) to specific baccalaureate degree programs for many of the state universities and other schools having transfer agreements with BCTC. If you are planning to further your education beyond an associate degree, you should work closely with your Advisor and the Transfer Center to insure that the courses you take will work towards your chosen 4-year degree.

Area Contacts and Websites

Contact

Tammy Liles
Cooper Campus, OB 234K 
tammy.liles@kctcs.edu
(859) 246-6449

Norm Strobel
Newtown Campus, SEC 205K
norman.strobel@kctcs.edu
(859) 246-6456

Websites

BCTC Focus Area

AS Focus Area, Allied Health:

Choose at least 9 hours from:
ANA 209, BIO 137, BIO 139, BIO 150, BIO 151, BIO 152, BIO 153, BIO 209, BIO 225, BIO 226,
CHE 170, CHE 175, CHE 180, CHE 185, PGY 206, PHY 201, PHY 202, PHY 203, PHY 204;

Choose an additional 12 hours from any of the sciences above or the following:
CLA 131, MAT 170, MAT 175, PSY 223, SOC 101, STA 200, STA 291

BCTC Contact

Yasemin Congleton
Leestown, M 105
yasemin.congleton@kctcs.edu
(859)246-6487

BCTC Program Website

Websites

Contact

Tammy Liles
Cooper Campus, OB 234K
tammy.liles@kctcs.edu
(859) 246-6445

Norm Strobel
Newtown Campus, 205K
norman.strobel@kctcs.edu
(859) 246-6456

Websites

 

Contact

Kevin Murphy
Cooper Campus, MB 229
(859) 246-6542
kevin.murphy4@kctcs.edu

BCTC Program Website

Transfer Information

Transfer students are encouraged to complete the BCTC Architectural Technology AAS, for which BCTC has has articulation agreements with the University of Kentucky, Eastern Kentucky University, Northern Kentucky University and the Savannah College of Arts and Design:

UK Transfer Information

EKU Transfer Information

NKU Transfer Information

Websites

BCTC Focus Area

AS Focus Area, Natural Sciences:

Choose from:
BIO 150, BIO 151, BIO 152, BIO 153, CHE 170, CHE 180, CHE 175, CHE 185, MA 113, MA 123, CHE 230, CHE 232

BCTC Contact

Rebecca McCane
Newtown Campus, SEC 205I
becky.mccane@kctcs.edu
(859) 246-6442

BCTC Program Website

Websites

Contact

Ty Sturdivant
Newtown Campus, NCB 311N
ty.sturdivant@kctcs.edu
859-246-6634

BCTC Program Website

Websites

BCTC Focus Area

AS Focus Area, Chemistry:
CHE 170, CHE 175, CHE 180, CHE185, CHE 270;

Choose one from:
CHE 275, CHE 280, CHE 285, MAT 175, MAT 185, PHY 231 AND PHY 241, PHY 232 AND PHY 242

BCTC Contact

Tracy Knowles
Newtown Campus, 205G
tracy.knowles@kctcs.edu
(859) 246-6460

BCTC Program Website

Websites

BCTC Focus Area

AS Focus Areas, Computer Science:
CHE 170, PHY 231, PHY 241, MAT 175, MAT 185, CS115, CS 215, CS 216, CS 275

AS Focus Areas, Informatics: INF
CIT 105 OR Special Exam for Credit, CIT 120 OR CIT 111, INF 120 OR CIT 149, INF 282 OR CIT 170, INF 260 OR CIT 249, INF 286 OR CIT 150 OR CIT 155, Elective course

BCTC Contact

Robert Chirwa (Computer Science and Informatics)
Newtown Campus, NCB 213L
robert.chirwa@kctcs.edu
(859) 246-6298

Curriculum Plans

Name of Degree/ Diploma or Certificate Associate in Science Degree with a focus in Computer Science (Fall 2013 - Spring 2016)

Coordinator Contact Information Name Robert Chirwa (Computer Science)
Office Newtown Campus, NCB 213L
Office Phone (859)246-6298
Email robert.chirwa@kctcs.edu
Asst. Coordinator Contact Information Name Mike Hardin
Office 213J Classroom Building, Newtown Campus, Lexington
Office Phone (859)246-6858
Email mike.hardin@kctcs.edu
    Courses Date Complete
Prior to Start* Students must be ready to enroll in college-level courses.  
Recommended Sequencing First Year, Fall CS 115 Intro to Computer Programming(3)
ENG101 Writing I (3)
MAT 150 College Algebra (3)
*Heritage Course (3)
*Social & Behavioral Science Course (3)
 
First Year, Spring CS 215 Intro to Program Design, Abstraction, & Problem Solving (4)
General Education Core or Foreign Language Course (3)
ENG102 Writing II (3)
MAT 155 Trigonometry (3)
Oral Communications (3)
 
Second Year, Fall **CS 216 Intro to Software Engineering (3)
MA 113 Calculus I (4)
MA 193 Supplementary Mathematics Workshop I (1)
*Humanities Course (3)
Natural Science(3)
*Social & Behavioral Science Course (3)
 
Second Year, Spring **CS 275 Discrete Mathematics (4) MA 114 Calculus II (4)
MA 194 Supplementary Mathematics Workshop II (1)
General Education Core or Foreign Language Course (3)
PHY 231 General University Physics I (4)
PHY 241 General University Physics Lab I (1)
 
Total Hours 62 -65
Notes& Additional Information

*One of these courses needs to satisfy the Cultural Studies requirement

**Both courses are not required at BCTC, but are highly recommended as they are required at UK. If selecting one it is recommended that you choose CS 275.

In addition:

  • Demonstration of Computer Literacy is a KCTCS Graduation requirement. CIT 105 is recommended.
  • Students must take a Social & Behavioral Science courses from at least 2 disciplines.
Name of Degree/ Diploma or Certificate Associate in Science Degree with a focus in Informatics (Fall2013-Spring 2014)


Coordinator Contact Information


Name Melanie Williamson 
Office 202A Academic Technical Building, Cooper Campus, Lexington 
Office Phone (859)246-6285 
Email melanie.williamson@kctcs.edu 
Asst. Coordinator Contact Information Name Dana Brown 
Office 201GAcademicTechnical Building, Cooper Campus, Lexington 
Office Phone (859)246-6345 
Email dana.brown@kctcs.edu 
    Courses Date Complete
Prior to Start* Students must be ready to enroll in college-level courses.  
Recommended Sequencing First Year, Fall    
First Year, Spring    
Second Year, Fall    
Second Year, Spring    
Total Hours 61 -62
Notes& Additional Information

*One of these courses needs to satisfy the Cultural Studies requirement

**Statistics is required by NKU. Students must take one of the statistics courses or a Quantitative Reasoning course.

In addition:

  • Demonstration of Computer Literacy is a KCTCS Graduation requirement. CIT 105 is recommended.
  • Students must take a Social & Behavioral Science courses from at least 2 disciplines.

UK Transfer Information

EKU Transfer Information

NKU Transfer Information

Websites

BCTC Contact

Val Zeps
SEC 205J, Newtown Campus
val.zeps@kctcs.edu
859-246-6450

Websites

BCTC Contact

Jeff Herrin
Newtown Campus
jeff.herrin@kctcs.edu
(859) 246-6856

BCTC Program Website

Related Websites

Contact

Lise Roemmele
lise.roemmele@kctcs.edu
(859) 246-6474

BCTC Program Website

Curriculum Plans

UK Transfer Information

EKU Transfer Information

Websites

Contact

Marilyn Akins
Area Coordinator
Newtown Campus, Science Education Center Room 205D
marilyn.akins@kctcs.edu
(859) 246-6242

BCTC Program Website

Websites

Contact

Brent Eldridge
Newtown Campus, SEC 205Q
brent.eldridge@kctcs.edu
(859) 246-6462

Websites

BCTC Focus Area

AS Focus Area, Pre-Engineering:
MAT 175, MAT 185, MA 213, PHY 231, PHY 241, and CHE 170 or PHY 232

BCTC Contact

Val Zeps
Newtown Campus, 205J
val.zeps@kctcs.edu
(859) 246-6450

Websites

Contact

Brent Eldridge
Newtown Campus, SEC 205Q
brent.eldridge@kctcs.edu 
(859) 246-6462

Websites

Contact

Brent Eldridge
Newtown Campus, SEC 205Q
brent.eldridge@kctcs.edu
(859) 246-6462

Websites

Contact

Scott Davis
Newtown Campus, SEC 205N
scott.davis@kctcs.edu
(859) 246-6586

Websites